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ISS STATUS REPORT #28



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

Expedition 7 Enjoys Light Duty Day
The Expedition 7 crewmembers had a day of light duty aboard the
International Space Station so they could celebrate Russian Independence
Day. Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA ISS Science Officer Ed Lu will
return to a full schedule Friday. 
The light schedule followed a busy Wednesday that saw the arrival of the
Progress 11 cargo ship. The uncrewed vehicle delivered 2,404 kilograms
(5,300 pounds) of supplies and equipment to the Station. Items delivered
by the spacecraft included water, office supplies, clothes, food and
replacement parts for systems in the U.S. and Russian segments. 
Lu Takes Debris Image June 12
This image was taken by Expedition 7 NASA ISS Science Officer Ed Lu from
the U.S. Destiny Laboratory window. Lu noticed the object floating away
from the Station and described it as a 5-centimeter long piece of metal.
Station managers and flight controllers estimate that the mass of the
object will cause it to de-orbit rapidly and will not cause damage to
the Station. Engineers are analyzing the imagery to determine what the
object is and where it might have originated. It is likely the object
came from the Station because of its similar speed and orbit relative to
the Station. 
International Space Station Status Report No. 28.


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